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Allie Wecks

Grandmothers are everything. That's why when we ask our community to share their photos of grandmas meeting their grandchildren for the first time and the images did not disappoint, one photo was better than the next.

I vividly remember the second my mother stepped into the hospital room where I was recovering and laid eyes on her brand new granddaughters. It was magical.

There's something about knowing what the birthing person just went through that makes grandmothers understand the rollercoaster of emotions that come with the process of becoming a mom—whatever journey we go through to make that happen.



Here are some of the most heartwarming photos of grandmas meeting babies for the first time:

Allie Wecks

Whitney Joy Gleave

Heather Sheron

Erica South

"My mom was my support person during my induction turned emergency c-section because I became single a few months before the birth of my son. I'm not sure what I'd have done without her during my pregnancy and after. Become a first-time, single mom 2 months before my 40th birthday was not planned but I wouldn't change anything."

Halie Creech

Courtney Hanson

"My mother in law holding her first grandchild (my son) for the first time at a few weeks old while he was recovering in the NICU from open heart surgery! There were so many tears!"

Patience Cole

Jill Murphy

Alma Heirlooms

"When the grandmas lay eyes on their very first grandbaby."

Rachael Burkle

Amy Smith

Tonnina Marie Daley

Mackenzie Caitlyn

Tennille Alivizatos Khoury

There is rightfully a lot of emphasis on preparing for the arrival of a new baby. The clothes! The nursery furniture! The gear! But, the thing about a baby registry is, well, your kids will keep on growing. Before you know it, they'll have new needs—and you'll probably have to foot the bill for the products yourself.

Thankfully, you don't have to break the bank when shopping for toddler products. Here are our favorite high-quality, budget-friendly finds to help with everything from meal time to bath time for the toddler set.

Comforts Fruit Crisps Variety Pack

Comforts fruit snacks

If there is one thing to know about toddlers, it is this: They love snacks. Keeping a variety on hand is easy when the pack already comes that way! Plus, we sure do appreciate that freeze-dried fruit is a healthier alternative to fruit snacks.

Comforts Electrolyte Drink

Comforts electrolyte drink

Between running (or toddling!) around all day and potentially developing a pickier palate, many toddlers can use a bit of extra help with replenishing their electrolytes—especially after they've experienced a tummy bug. We suggest keeping an electrolyte drink on hand.

Comforts Training Pants

Comforts training pants

When the time comes to start potty training, it sure helps to have some training pants on hand. If they didn't make it to the potty in time, these can help them learn their body's cues.

Comforts Nite Pants

comforts nite pants

Even when your toddler gets the hang of using the toilet during the day, nighttime training typically takes several months longer than day-time training. In the meantime, nite pants will still help them feel like the growing, big kid they are.

Comforts Baby Lotion

comforts baby lotion

Running, jumping, playing in sand, splashing in water—the daily life of a toddler can definitely irritate their skin! Help put a protective barrier between their delicate skin and the things they come into contact with every day with nourishing lotion.

Another great tip? Shopping the Comforts line on Comfortsforbaby.com to find premium baby products for a fraction of competitors' prices—and follow along on social media to see product releases and news at @comfortsforbaby.

This article was sponsored by The Kroger Co. Thank you for supporting the brands that support Motherly and mamas.

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